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SFNB VISA Doubles Miles

Security First Network Bank), the world’s first Internet bank, and Virtual Vineyards, the Internet’s leading wine and food retailer, today announced a co-marketing agreement in which SFNB awards double bonus miles to customers who use SFNB Visa credit cards to purchase Virtual Vineyards wines and foods online.

SFNB’s program, called SecureMiles, awards cardholders one airline mile for each dollar spent. Awards are given in the form of a voucher accepted by all major commercial airlines, without blackout dates.

Virtual Vineyards specializes in offering online shoppers hard-to-find wine, gifts and specialty foods along with advice on food and wine pairing, menus and recipes for entertaining, and personalized wine advice from Master Sommelier Peter Granoff. SFNB offers its customers a complete Internet Banking Solution.

“Virtual Vineyards is pleased to work with SFNB on this promotion,” said Robert Olson, CEO and co-founder of Virtual Vineyards. “Consumers benefit from the extra SecureMiles they receive while SFNB and Virtual Vineyards benefit from increased business.”

“We want to establish SFNB as a value center for the Internet community. Working with a recognized Web-based quality leader like Virtual Vineyards is good for us and better for our customers,” said Eric Hartz, SFNB president.

About Virtual Vineyards

Founded in 1994, Virtual Vineyards is one of the Internet’s leading retailers, offering distinctive, hard-to-find wine, food and gift selections. Items may be purchased online at or by dialing 800-289-1275. Located in Palo Alto, CA, the company is privately held.

About Security First Network Bank

Security First Network Bank (, the world’s first Internet bank, opened its doors to the Internet community on October 18,1995. FDIC-insured SFNB provides its services using Virtual Financial Manager (VFM), a software system created by and licensed through its wholly-owned subsidiary Security First Technologies (S1). Utilizing a multilayered security platform also developed by S1, SFNB’s online transactions are protected by the same trusted operating system used by the U.S. Department of Defense and other military intelligence agencies.

About Security First Technologies (S1)

Security First Technologies ( is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the world’s first Internet bank, Security First Network Bank. S1 provides an integrated suite of financial management applications designed to help financial institutions offer products and services online in a secure environment. S1 also offers business and network security consulting, training services, product integration, and data and customer service center outsourcing.

NOTE: SecureMiles is a registered trademark of Security First Network Bank and Virtual Financial Manager is a trademark of Security First Technologies. All other trademarks mentioned are property of their respective organizations.

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